CT Governor’s Workforce Council
The Governor’s Workforce Council has been tasked with setting strategy and policy for the state’s Pre-K through retirement workforce pipeline, and to serve as the prime coordinator for businesses, educators, trainers, state agencies, state workforce boards, non-profits, and others.
The primary goal of the Governor’s Workforce Council is to ensure that Connecticut maintains the most accessible, equitable, aligned and high-quality workforce pipeline in the country, ensuring our workforce remains agile through curricula and programming that is responsive to the needs of the 21st century economy.
The GWC will partner with K-12, post-secondary, employers, and regional workforce boards to coordinate workforce policy and programs and ensure the overall strategy is reflective of the needs of the different areas of the state.
On October 8th the CT Governor’s Workforce Council voted and approved the state’s strategic plan on workforce development. Click here to read the report.
If you would like to provide comments or feedback on the plan, please reach out to this email address.
The Governor’s Workforce Council Priority Areas
Create a system where businesses are setting the overall workforce agenda through robust partnerships with educators that focus on aligning curriculum with the needs of Connecticut employers and industries.
Partner with K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions to ensure our educational system is accessible, equitable, and aligned with in-demand career pathways in Connecticut.
Develop a comprehensive system of supportive services that increases participation in the workforce through increased access to childcare, transportation, and behavioral health services.
Build a comprehensive set of workforce and education data systems that provides resources to students or job seekers to learn about different programs across the state that will allow them to progress their overall education or enter the workforce.
Contact the Office of Workforce Strategy
Location: 450 Columbus Blvd Hartford CT, 06103
Kelli-Marie Vallieres, PhD | Chief Workforce Officer
Anthony Barrett | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) and Community Outreach Director
Laura M. Baker | Workforce Development Specialist & Office Manager
Molly Thomas | Senior Education & Policy Manager
Tracy Ariel | CareerConneCT Program Manager
For Office of Workforce Strategy items, please email Hello.OWS@ct.gov
For Governor’s Workforce Council items, please email GWC@ct.gov
For CareerConneCT items, please email OWS.CareerConneCT@ct.gov